The introduction movies, menu, settings, picking a character, campaign, co-op, interaction with other players as well as everything else.
What does not
Sound and introduction movies if your wineprefix is not 32-bit based.
What was not tested
I did not complete the campaign on Linux, but I spent enough time in the game to come to a conclusion.
Originally, I installed Wine through Software Manager, ran Winetricks, installed Steam through one of the GUI options which created a separate 64-bit prefix inside .local/share/winetricks/steam/ That led to no sound and no intro movies in the game. Installing Steam manually through the official .msi file within the default 64-bit .wine prefix gave the same results. Then I completely removed .wine from the home folder, ran "export WINEARCH=win32", then "winecfg". That way I got a 32-bit based prefix, installed Steam, downloaded Dead Island and installed the libraries from its redist folder. The game launched and worked with no issues at all.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Dec 11 2013||1.7.8||Yes||Yes||Gold||Dheart|
|Show||Ubuntu 13.10 "Saucy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 01 2013||1.7.7||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Jesse|
|Show||Fedora 18 x86_64||Aug 13 2013||1.7.0||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Current||Linux Mint 15 "Olivia"||Jul 20 2013||1.6-rc5||N/A||Yes||Gold||Rose|
|Show||Linux Mint 14 "Nadia" x86_64||Nov 25 2012||1.5.18||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Johan Johnsson|